Hollywood Dental Care is determined to take the anxiety out of going to the dentist. The clinic is housed in a historic 1926 Portland bungalow located in the heart of the Hollywood District. Inside, it may look like a family living room, but you'll find high-tech dental technology around every corner. Offering cleanings and exams, veneers, implants, and teeth whitening services, the staff—led by Led by Dr. Justin Gonzales—puts an emphasis on patient education and comfort, making sure everyone understands their options. You can come in for a routine check-up, to get fillings filled, or to have your smile brightened with teeth-whitening services.
Drs. Wolfe and Shafer consider oral health inseparable from general health. They practice a holistic approach to dentistry at Wolfe Family Dental, not only treating concerns when they appear but taking every step to avoid them. Those preventative measures include regular exams using digital x-rays and cleanings that eliminate the residue regular brushing might not completely clean. The dentists are also committed to patient education, sharing insight on proper flossing, protective fluoride treatments, and how to use “bicuspid” in a sentence. No matter what the procedure, the team strives to create a positive experience for their patients.
If Dr. Noé Flores could give his chiropractic patients one piece of advice, it would be to work toward preventing pains before they start. By incorporating lifestyle coaching and practical postural-advice into his visits, he helps to fulfill his goal of helping patients practice prevention as much as he helps them relieve their pains. New patients experience an in-depth consultation during which Dr. Flores assesses their current issues, the number of bowling balls currently stuffed in their mattresses, and their goals for treatment, before he administers tests or treatment. During adjustments, he uses a low-pressure technique as a way to keep his patients comfortable. In some cases, he uses auricular therapy, a type of ear acupuncture that helps release endorphins and reduces pain. Building on his preventive ideas, the doctor and his team also give their patients exercises they can perform on their own to promote wellness outside his office.
At ProDental Hygiene LLC, registered dental hygienist and owner Lilia Hamblin provides a wide range of dental hygiene services without the supervision of a dentist. At this independent dental hygiene practice, her thorough cleanings gently clear away plaque and tartar from each tooth and below the gum line, preventing the bacteria from escaping into to into lungs or blood stream where it can lead to respiratory infections or hardened arteries. She can also fortify enamel from decay and sensitivity with fluoride treatments or brighten smiles with Zoom! whitening treatment. Not only does Lilia clean and whiten teeth, she also educates patients on how to best keep their smiles looking their best.
The continually educated mouth specialists of Sunshine Dental keep smiles healthy with a tag team of preventative dentistry and modern technology. During the appointment, a licensed dentist scours the mouth for signs of decay, cavities, and lost gummy bears (a $97 value) with an attention to detail normally only exhibited by pickleball referees. X-rays, including four bitewings, an extraoral, and a panoramic (a $234 total value), allow the certified tooth whisperer to inspect cuisine crushers in greater depth in a set of black-and-white snapshots. Take-home whitening treatments evict the yellow from teeth with stain-fighting bleach and a sheriff-delivered court order. Mouths that return dutifully to the dental office every six months for a checkup receive additional treatments for free.
At Downtown Dental Care, Drs. Lance D. Bailey and Kirk Christianson combine their years of experience in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in an office with a compassion-oriented philosophy. The doctors demonstrate their commitment to patients by participating in not-for-profit dentistry as well as such charitable organizations such as UNICEF, Pride Northwest, and Donated Dentistry, a clinic that administers free dental care for patients without insurance.
The doctors also devote themselves to continually honing their craft. Dr. Bailey cares for kids through his training in pediatric dentistry and for seniors with his advanced education in dentures. His training in laser dentistry, IV sedation, and CEREC one-visit crowns keeps him on the cutting edge of the industry. Meanwhile, Dr. Christianson’s advanced skills restore smiles beyond just the teeth with hard and soft tissue grafting and sinus surgery.
The team works to keep patients comfortable during each treatment. Every patient who wanders through the door, or chews their way through the wall, gets treated as an individual. The doctors thoroughly explain each treatment in order to reduce anxiety. During treatments, patients can keep tabs on the outside world with a flat-panel television and a broad window, both situated in front of the operatory chair.